Planning a last-minute city break? We know just where to go. From romance in Paris to sightseeing in Rome, we’ve edited down the destinations to book now and be there next week. Take your pick from these affordable deals, all available to book via Expedia, no forethought necessary…
This Catalonian capital has it all: fantastic food, amazing art, rich history and a cracking cocktail collection to rival some of the best drinking dens in the world. And to top it off, there’s a sandy beach with a whole host of festivals kicking off over the summer. If you like London’s mix of rooftop bars and five-star dining with cheap eats and all-night partying, you’ll love Barcelona – the difference is, there’s added sunshine. Just a couple of hours from London, this Spanish gem is more than doable over a weekend.
Flights and three-night hotel packages from £246, 4th – 7th August 2017 here.
Famed for its buzzing party vibe, Berlin is the place to head for late-night pursuits. Expect an urban vibe courtesy of graffitied streets, arty cafés, quaint shops and street food joints selling everything from vegan ice cream cookies and curried Bratwurst to aromatic Egyptian delights. From jazz and burritos to burgers and hip-hop, you’ll find all you need on the streets of this city. Music, food and dance festivals abound during the summer, and there are hordes of independent art galleries and fashion stores to rifle through during your down time. Here are some of the coolest party spots to put on your list.
Return flights from £203, 11th – 13th August here.
Teeming with fun places to eat and drink, chic hotels and historical sights, Madrid is ever-changing, with new boutiques, delis, cafés and bars opening up every week. It’s ideal for a culture-rich city break, with great food and a lively atmosphere at night. During the summer, expect blue skies and sunshine, the perfect weather to sit at a pavement café sipping vermouth.
Return flights from £163, 11th – 13th August here.
Escape to the Big Apple for a weekend of food, fun and raucous revelry. Go from dining in the Meat Packing District to partying in Brooklyn, stopping off to indulge your shopping fix in Soho along the way. Here are some pointers to help you plan the perfect itinerary.
Flights and three-night hotel packages from £659, 7th – 10th August 2017 here.
Nothing beats an amorous trip to the cobbled streets of Paris. You’ll find culture and fashion alongside breath-taking architecture and a world-class food scene in the city of love. During the summer months, it’s even more magical. Check out our insider tips on the Parisian way to do Paris…
Flights and two-night hotel packages from £112, 7th – 9th August here.
Rome is a must-visit for art and food lovers – a Renaissance city with pulsating energy and more to see than you’ll manage in a weekend. The Mediterranean climate is an added bonus – long sunny, summer days are ideal for strolling around the quaint neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops and buzzing aperitivo scene.
Flights and three-night hotel packages from £220, 11th – 14th August here.